Grief and Loss Counseling in San Jose, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in San Jose, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

2155 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 203, Campbell, California

Loss is painful. Some losses hurt, but we're able to move past them. Some losses hit harder and we can get stuck in the sadness or anger or a sense of un-reality. We all experience loss during our lives, and all losses affect our sense of self to some degree. If you are struggling with grief that has knocked you off balance, together we can honor what you lost and discover ways for you to continue forward with a new reality.

Grief Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Online Therapist / Coach

Grief and Loss are some of the most real and difficult emotions and feelings to deal with and to cope and live with. Loss of a beloved family relationship, dear friend, mentor, as well as a beloved pet can cause a shock and vast loss that is seemingly impossible to overcome. Grief and loss therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my decades of counseling. Grief and loss therapy is not a band aid to the pain. It is a process for working to create closure and a continued internal relationship which can still sustain life after loss. When relationships are important, grief and loss are a process of dealing with the depths of love and attachment which are key to being human.

Grief Counselor

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1925 S. Winchester Blvd, Suite 106, Campbell, California

Whether you are grieving over a loved one or experiencing some other form of loss, please know that you are not alone. Our society tends to expect people to recover from loss well before we are truly ready. Therapy can help you get through this difficult time so that you can begin to feel "normal" again. It is my hope for you that you gain the support you need at this time in your life.

Grief Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, California

Grief, if left blocked, can be a significant drain on our energy. It is possible (and common) to move at such a fast pace through life that we are completely unaware of unprocessed feelings. When sadness, loss, and regret are identified, expressed, and released we reclaim our vitality and improve self-esteem. Another benefit of this process is improvement in our relationships. I provide a safe, comfortable environment to explore these issues.

Grief Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

800 Pollard Road, Suite B-207, Los Gatos, California

Grieving is a very personal experience and we all experience it differently and for different amounts of time. It helps to have someone you can share your experience of confusion, numbness, loss, relief or pain with who won't judge you, or tell you to "get over it." I work with people who are grieving the loss of a spouse, friend, or family member to death, Alzheimer's, chronic pain or addiction. The loss of a child who goes to college, the service, or moves out of the area is a grievous loss that almost no one understand who hasn't experienced it. I listen and we reflect on the times you have lost people and places that were precious to you, and you move towards acceptance, life and hope.

Grief Counselor

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1350 Dell Avenue, Suite 103, Campbell, California

Experiencing a significant loss in one's life can be an overwhelming and confusing time. I provide a warm and inviting environment so each person can feel comfortable in talking about and making sense of the different emotions and thoughts one may have. By using a compassionate and supportive approach, I help the person better understand the different phases of grief and learn effective ways to manage feelings of sadness and discomfort.

Grief Counselor

Tom Cheney, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1022 W Hedding St, San Jose, California

I will help you meet grief with compassion. Rather than repeat unkind advice that you "move on," I will strive to help you find connection, meaning, and hope. If the circumstances of your loss were at all traumatic, I will help you make peace with painful memories. Times of loss can produce great gains in strength and love. I will help you build a life that honors your loved one and all they have meant to you.

Grief Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3880 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 212, San Jose, California

Dr. Dufford provides a safe, caring environment to resolve issues of grief and loss. Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist has over 25 years experience in helping clients release emotional stress and trauma associated with losses in life. He provides the tools and techniques to let go, access inner resources, move on and create the life you want to have. Dr. Dufford integrates various therapeutic approaches including talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy and guided imagery. Call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Online Therapist / Coach

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Grief Counselor

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

665 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, California

In coping and adjusting to an environment, where the person is no longer around or has deceased, it is a necessary step towards acceptance. I work with the bereaved to start the acceptance, the healing, preserving the memories and begin rebuilding a new environment with hope for the future. You will get assisted in a nurturing way to help you find the strength to establish new routines or adapt previous ones, that worked well. You will slowly work on the acceptance that even though the physical presence of the departed may be missing, you can continue to relate to them through rituals, feelings and memories. You will also work on the reason why this person choose to come into your life.

Grief Counselor

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1120 McKendrie Street, San Jose, California

Loss is an inevitable part of life and one of the toughest. Therapy can be extremely helpful and I have assisted many people through their losses. Some of the most common losses have included death of a family member or partner, death of a pet, loss of a relationship. While working with my clients as they experience their loss, I attempt to hone in on the uniqueness of the relationship and honor the meaning of it.

Grief Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

800 Pollard Rd. Suite B-201, Los Gatos, California

I know personally how painful grief and loss can be. Also, my studies and my work at Hospice, counseling people in grief, showed me the many facets of this journey. Whether a loved one has passed, or you are going through divorce, change of home or career, a major loss presents big challenges. You may very well face day to day difficulties like low energy, foggy thinking, overwhelming feelings, physical pain, and changing relationships. I can help you navigate these challenging days and weeks and months. Your journey through your grieving can ultimately be a blessing in your growth, self understanding, and in the expansion of your loving heart.

Grief Counselor

Rob Grellman, LMFT, Psy.D.

Dr. Rob Grellman

3880 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 101, San Jose, California

I have had many years of working in grief and loss, and what is hopeful is that whatever your loss is that is overwhelming you can change. It is a natural expectation to hope for a type of cure in grief and loss, yet in truth it’s really learning how to process and experience your grief and loss that is needed, and how profoundly helpful and meaningful it can be to share your experience. The Five Stages of Greif continue to be my foundation for grief work which also continues to be of substantial and significant help to many.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in San Jose, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in San Jose.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in San Jose right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 177.51 square miles and a water area of 3.01 square miles.  The population of San Jose is 1.03 million people with 314,297 households and a median annual income of $84,647. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Jose, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Jose for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees